Cutpurse

Cut"purse`

(kt"prs`), n. One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket
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To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is necessary for a cutpurse.
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